Thomson Reuters said Tuesday it has been awarded a new multi-year contract from the Internal Revenue Service to provide research resources for the agency.
Thomson Reuters will provide various solutions and content from its Legal and Tax & Accounting businesses to the IRS under the contract. As many as 20,000 IRS professionals across the agency’s multiple divisions will have access to the company’s WestlawNext and WestlawNext Tax research services, along with integrated content from Thomson Reuters Checkpoint.
“Thomson Reuters is pleased to provide the IRS with a multitude of resources and expertise enabling the agency to streamline its research by combining the leading legal research system with the most comprehensive tax-specific content in the market,” said Susan Taylor Martin, president of the global legal business of Thomson Reuters, in a statement. “We worked across multiple areas of the corporation, and extensively with our Tax & Accounting business, to supply integrated content, expertise, analytical resources and customer service to meet their principal research needs across the entire agency.”
The integrated systems and content will support IRS personnel in researching tax laws around enforcement actions; identifying relevant statutes, codes, treatises, and other documents for policy advisory purposes; and searching cases to develop briefs to support the agency in legal actions. It will assist taxpayer resolution representatives, customer service representatives, revenue agents, international agents, attorneys and other personnel in conducting a full analysis of a tax return, whether part of the audit process, collection process, or assistance process.
In August, Wolters Kluwer CCH also announced that the IRS had chosen it to provide sales tax rate and taxability tables (see IRS Chooses Wolters Kluwer CCH for Taxability Tables).
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